StageCoach Bus

Stagecoach leads UK Bus Awards shortlist for another year in a row

  • UK’s biggest bus operator secures over 40 shortlist nominations  
  • Recognised in categories including community, culture change, marketing, growth and engineering 
  • Shortlisted for flagship Top National Bus depot  

Stagecoach, the UK’s largest bus and coach operator, has been shortlisted in this year's UK Bus Awards more times than any other operator in the country.  

The company has nominations in 17 of the potential 21 categories at this year's awards, with a total of 46 individual nominations across these categories. These include the flagship award of Top National Bus Depot. 

Stagecoach’s regional bus companies have been recognised for achievements in driving improvements for customers and communities, environmental initiatives, growth ingenuity, and marketing excellence. Demonstrating Stagecoach's commitment to continuous improvement which is beneficial to local communities. 

This follows a fruitful year in 2022 in which Stagecoach teams across the UK won seven gold, six silver, and seven bronze awards.  

Claire Miles, Stagecoach Chief Executive Officer, said: “To have such a substantial amount of shortlisted nominations is a true testament to Stagecoach’s commitment to continued innovation, supporting local communities and fostering a positive working culture. 

“Our colleagues across the country are a driving force for good in their communities and these nominations are a credit to their dedication. To again be the leading operator for nominations truly emphasises the power of our talented and diverse teams across Stagecoach.” 

The awards will be presented at Troxy in London on Tuesday 28th November.  

A full list of the shortlist nominations -  

Bus and the Community  

  • Stagecoach NE, Care Experienced Travel OurBus Bartons (joint nomination with Arriva NE & Go NE)  
  • Stagecoach East, Behind the Bus  
  • Stagecoach West, Gloucestershire Nightstop  

Buses For Leisure  

  • Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire, Lake District Services  
  • Stagecoach Midlands, X46/X47  

Culture Change  

  • Stagecoach, Employee Networks  
  • Stagecoach London, Fatigue  
  • Stagecoach London, Keep our people safe  
  • Stagecoach London, Women’s Committee  
  • Stagecoach Services, Creating Connections  

Engineer of the Year  

  • Andrew Fisher, Stagecoach East  
  • Richard Mason, Stagecoach Midlands  
  • Oliver Thong, Stagecoach London  

Enriching the Customer Experience  

  • Stagecoach, Going Digital  
  • Stagecoach Midlands, Simplifying Tickets  

Environmental Innovation   

  • Stagecoach London, Greener Depots  
  • Stagecoach West Scotland, Service 1  

Going For Growth  

  • Stagecoach East, 100% Club  
  • Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire, 59  

London Bus Garage of the Year  

  • Barking, Stagecoach London  
  • Lea Interchange, Stagecoach London  

Luke Rees-Pulley Award for Top London Bus Driver  

  • Andy Beckers, Stagecoach London  

Manager of The Year  

  • Joe Gilbey, Stagecoach London  
  • Mark Mageean, Stagecoach Manchester INT  
  • Dawn Murphy, Stagecoach Yorkshire INT  

Marketing Campaign of the Year  

  • Stagecoach Group, CAV Forth  
  • Stagecoach West Scotland, Your Ticket to Freedom  

Partnership for Excellence: The Peter Huntley Memorial Award 

  • Arriva NE, Go NE, Nexus, and Stagecoach NE, 2022 Great North Run  
  • Roberts Travel and Stagecoach, Leicester Buses Enhanced Partnership  
  • Scottish Citylink and Stagecoach with HITRANS, Bikes on Buses  
  • Stagecoach East Scotland and the University of St Andrews, 75% discount  
  • Stagecoach Manchester, Parklife festival transport  

Top National Bus Depot  

  • Chester, Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire MT  
  • Middleton, Stagecoach Manchester MT  
  • Northampton, Stagecoach Midlands  
  • Porth, Stagecoach South Wales  

Top Shire Operator  

  • Stagecoach in South Lancashire  
  • Stagecoach Midlands  

Unsung Hero  

  • Robert and Mandy Bilham, Stagecoach Yorkshire  
  • Nick Painter, Stagecoach Manchester  
  • Alison Wood, Stagecoach South Wales  

Young Manager of the Year  

  • Richard Greaves, Stagecoach Manchester  
  • Amber Olney, Stagecoach East  
  • Reece Stannard, Stagecoach London  
  • Lauren Watson, Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire  

Recruitment and Retention  

  • Driver Recruitment, Stagecoach East Midlands 


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Meghan Eales

Corporate Communications Executive

Stagecoach Bus